My heart cracked open: Prenatal yoga in prison

My heart cracked open: Prenatal yoga in prison

How do you describe a heart-cracking-open experience? I have had the immense honor to be part of many transformative moments behind bars, but our recent Trauma-Informed Prenatal Yoga training at Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) was something else. I...
Welcome Cora! Our new MSW intern 2018-19

Welcome Cora! Our new MSW intern 2018-19

We’re so pleased to introduce you all to Cora, our amazing new UW MSW Intern!! “Originally from Colorado, Cora was raised in an environment valuing mind, body, spirit connection and holistic healing. Her social work journey began in London where she spent a year...
Why I Teach Trauma-Informed Yoga

Why I Teach Trauma-Informed Yoga

I teach Trauma-Informed Yoga because I want to facilitate classes that are accessible and inclusive for all people. Perhaps that sounds straightforward. I have found that it’s complex and requires ongoing learning, unlearning, and reflection. Because even with our...
Olympia Trauma-Informed Yoga Training

Olympia Trauma-Informed Yoga Training

Join a growing force in your community creating positive change with trauma-sensitive yoga, movement, and meditation! Study with experts in the field, and cover topics such as social justice and yoga, trauma-informed instructional strategies, boundaries, and self...
Yoga Behind Bars’ history (for now)

Yoga Behind Bars’ history (for now)

First things first I have been asked a few times to write a “History of YBB” blog post and have been avoiding it. Why? Because the act of writing inevitably leads to a narrowing, a leaving out of people, events, and important nuances. There is so much to say and...
Welcome to the Team, Maggie!

Welcome to the Team, Maggie!

We’re so pleased to introduce you all to Maggie, our amazing new Administrative Coordinator!! “Originally from Southern California, Maggie has been living in the Pacific Northwest for the past 14 years. She has nurtured a lifelong obsession with the...